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The Commander: The Fraudster (2007)

Donald Griffith is a fraud in every respect. Not only is he cheating on his wife - with both his personal assistant and his firm's caterer - he has defrauded his clients out of millions of ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Amanda Burton ... Commander Clare Blake
Mark Lewis Jones ... DI Doug James
Yorick van Wageningen ... Van Hauten
Paul Brightwell Paul Brightwell ... DS Brian Hall
Penny Downie ... Jane Griffith
Oliver Cotton ... Donald Griffith
Greg Wise ... Mark Davy
Ayesha Dharker ... Grace Kandola
Elisabeth Dermot Walsh ... Thelma Field
Nicholas Jones ... Assistant Commissioner Branton
David Cann David Cann ... DCI Tom Fuller
Justin Pierre Justin Pierre ... DS Ken Jones
Bernard Gallagher Bernard Gallagher ... Mr. Colly
Priyanga Burford ... Miranda Kent
Belinda Sinclair Belinda Sinclair ... Helen Branton
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Donald Griffith is a fraud in every respect. Not only is he cheating on his wife - with both his personal assistant and his firm's caterer - he has defrauded his clients out of millions of pounds. He is arrested at his firm's Christmas party but is soon released on bail. He knows he will go to jail for fraud and has few options. When he is found the next day floating in his swimming pool the police must determine if it was suicide or whether his wife, one of his mistresses or an irate client did him in. Assistant Commissioner Les Branton, whose sister lost all of her investments, asks Commander Clare Blake to take charge of the investigation. When the autopsy reveals that he did not drown, the police know they have a murder investigation on their hands. Written by garykmcd

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22 July 2007 (UK) See more »

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solid whodunit
7 March 2016 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Commander Clare Blake is given a promotion and told to stop micromanaging individual cases. Jane Griffith hires a private investigator and finds her husband Donald Griffith cheating on her with two women, Grace Kandola and Thelma Field. Donald is arrested for fraud. He has been siphoning money from his business. He gets out on bail and is later found dead. Blake is told to take charge of the case. The case is murky with many suspects. The women all have life insurance policies on Donald and there are many investors hurt by his fraud.

This franchise is still not my favorite police procedural. The team is the two leads with a bunch of no name characters who aren't that interesting. This story is a solid whodunit. It moves well with plenty of reveals. I like this slightly better than the others of this series but it's still not the best.


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